I tend to go to sleep late at night. Often the earliest I will head to bed is around midnight. I think I get a weird case of FOMO (fear of missing out) I go to sleep early. That makes absolutely no sense since there’s really not anything going on in my orbit at that time. But going to sleep early feels like a waste of time to me.
Of course, what I primarily do is look for new television shows to binge watch on Netflix or some other streaming service. I recently started binging Ozark but I can only take so much of irredeemable people.
As I surf across the streaming services late at night, I started to notice a quirky bit. That is, the categories for movies or television shows. Our lives have been turned into tiny bite sized nuggets of classification. Every bit of our lives have been dissected into extremely small chunks. No wonder some people have a hard time connecting to others. Or when they do, they become these small impenetrable clusters of people. What do I mean? What am I talking about?
Take for instance the streaming category of emotional medical television shows. That is extremely detailed and focused. My question is what qualifies as a non-emotional medical show? I suppose some dark comedy shows have cone about in the past. Regardless, although it’s my main illustrative point, it is a digression. My main point is that we have become laser, hyper-focused on our self classifications. And, I’m not too sure that is a good thing. It could be in terms of evolving self-awareness. However, I fear it leads to further disconnections between people.